Mixologists all over the world can agree that the colder the vodka is, the better it tastes. In our “ABCs of Spirits & Cocktail Culture” feature of Mutineer Magazine Issue 12, we highlighted the growing trend of vodka chambers, destination bars chilled to below freezing temperatures for the sole purpose of creating the ultimate vodka experience. See the full post »
At the end of this month, Dita Von Teese, the international queen of Burlesque and Brand Ambassadress to Cointreau, will be performing her sultry “Be Cointreauversial” burlesque act during the opening performance of Tales of The Cocktail at The House of Blues in New Orleans, LA. This is the first time this particular act will be performed in New Orleans, the birthplace of burlesque. See the full post »
Beer • Spirits
As craft beer continues to develop the reputation of being a sophisticated beverage worthy of pairing with the finest cuisines, more and more restaurants are modifying their beverage menus to accommodate the trend.
In an effort to support local breweries, Bonefish Grill recently announced that it is now featuring over 300 regional craft beers on its beverage menu. Varying by location, the extensive list includes beers from breweries such as Stone Brewing Company, Rogue Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Red Hook Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, SweetWater Brewing, and many others. The craft beer selections at each Bonefish Grill locations are currently available in both bottles and cans, as well as on draft.
One small step for the restaurant industry, one giant leap for the craft beer industry. See the full post »
For the second installment of Patron’s “The Art of the Drink”, a seasonal drink series that pays homage to the summer cocktail, Patron has joined forces with three of the country’s leading mixologists to create a series of sustainable cocktails that follow the “farm to table” concept — utilizing local and sustainable ingredients. Each ingredient in the Patron Greenmarket Cocktail lineup were carefully selected based on compatibility with the Patron Silver, Patron Reposado or Patron Anejo. See the full post »
The only way Captain Morgan could top its epic online-prank call-super-app was to boldly attempt the obvious. Yup. Finally, super models and spiced rum have joined forces to pump up the proverbial party in epic fashion.
According to Captain Morgan parent company Diageo:
“It’s a great opportunity to work with a brand that is synonymous with fun,” said Marisa Miller, the Ultimate American Supermodel. “Captain Morgan is all about celebrating legendary times and I’m excited to be on board as the Captain’s First Mate.” See the full post »
I’m a big fan of the military and I guess that should be evident, being that in three days, I will hit my four year mark of active duty service in the Army. I’m also a big fan of alcohol and fine beverage, which should be even more evident, as I write and blog for Mutineer. Sadly, unless the former is causing one to drink the latter, the two don’t have too much of a connection.
Enter Bacardi U.S.A. and the USO and two former soldiers, one turned celebrated chef and the other a seasoned mixologist. Combined, they work to raise $100,000 for the USO and salute our military heroes by launching the “Salute to Summer’s Best 60 Second Cocktails” program, which gives consumers simple grilling and cocktail recipes created by Chef John Besh and Mixologist Bryan Stowe. See the full post »
I know what you are thinking, because I am thinking the same thing. Smoked Salmon flavored Vodka, that really happened? Really? Yes, really.
The five-year-old Alaska Distillery has produced a vodka made with salmon caught in the Gulf of Alaska. The secret to the vodka’s unique flavor is how the salmon is smoked, a secret that Alaska Distillery does not intend on revealing. See the full post »
Universal Pictures is looking forward to many more epic fine beverage scenes, such as this orgy of drinks from “Meet the Fockers”.
The folks at Universal Pictures are pretty excited to have DonQ Rum out of Puerto Rico appear in some upcoming films, including “Little Fockers” (the sequel to Meet the Fockers) and “Get Him to the Greek”. See the full post »